Inspiring Success

A blog from Creating IT Futures

  • September 23, 2014

    IT-Ready Minneapolis / St. Paul Employer Breakfast Recap

    Dependable. Hard-working. Dedicated. These were a few of the adjectives that Twin Cities employers used to describe the IT-Ready graduates they have hired since the program debuted in 2012.
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  • July 21, 2014

    Pomeroy finds IT-Ready graduates eager to help company succeed

    Pomeroy, an IT infrastructure management company, looks for candidates eager for a career, not just a job. That big-picture vision has helped fuel the company’s growth.
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  • June 19, 2014

    OurFamilyWizard recruits the human touch from IT-Ready

    IT-Ready helps software developer find IT tech support candidates with soft professional skills.
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  • December 13, 2013

    IT-Ready grad Jamie Watson finds ‘white collar’ fits just fine

    Since graduating from high school, Jamie P. Watson, 43, worked one physically strenuous blue-collar job after the next – spending two to three years at each place of employment until circumstances or layoffs forced him to move on. “I have three kids – I can’t not work,” he says. “I have to have a job.”
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  • November 20, 2013

    Be an Apprentice

    After performing auto body repairs for more than 20 years, Jim Osterhues suddenly found himself laid off and out of work. So Osterhues put that first-hand experience to work by studying for and obtaining a license to work as an insurance adjuster in Minnesota. Yet despite the fact that he knew auto body repair – probably better than the average insurance adjuster – Osterhues could not find a job anywhere.
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  • June 17, 2013

    Tip of a Lifetime

    After 15 years of steadily working his way up the restaurant industry food chain – from busboy to cashier to manager – Daniel Duran suddenly found himself one day working under new owners – and headed in an entirely different direction. “I talked with the new owners, but they already had people in mind, people they were bringing with them,” he said. “So instead of progressing, I was going backward."
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